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Bishop McDevitt LB Brock Dean issues oral declaration to Maryland

Written by: on Friday, June 24th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


One of the Bishop McDevitt Crusaders’ top returning defensive players has issued his pre-season declaration to a Division-1 program in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Brock Dean, a 6’1, 220-pound linebacker for Bishop McDevitt High School, issued an oral declaration to Maryland Friday during a ceremony at the Manada Golf Course in Grantville, according to national recruiting service The Terrapins were one of four programs to offer the Crusaders’ top returning linebacker, including Arkansas, Pitt and Temple, and other programs like Cincinnati, Connecticut, Iowa, Northwestern, Penn State, Rutgers, South Florida and Virginia exressed interest, but did not offer Dean.

#24 had quite a solid junior season for McDevitt, helping the program win its eighth District 3 football championship (third in Class AAA) and reach the PIAA AAA championship game opposite Allentown Central Catholic.

Dean was the Crusaders’ second-leading tackler, amassing 93 total tackles (47 solo), four sacks, an interception (returned for a touchdown), four deflected passes and three forced fumbles. He averaged 5.8 tackles per game, posting a season-high 13 tackles in McDevitt’s 17-7 loss to Central Dauphin in Week 2. Dean finished four other games with at least seven tackles and was part of a Crusaders’ defensive unit (including reserves) that held 11 of 16 opponents to 17 points or less, with two shutouts, and allowed an average of 14 points per game.

Bishop McDevitt finished 13-3 overall in 2010.


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